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  1. My experience it pretty much the same. With fronts you can achieve the speed faster (with less altitude). Using only harness is easier when doing bigger turns, as you have much time and altitude. But all comes down to personal preference - I like using fronts even with bigger turns like 630s. Some don't use fronts at all, even with smaller turns. So if you get better results without fronts, it's definitely not a mistake.
  2. skow

    Flysight vs GoPro

    New flysights have 10Hz rate (and some old ones after software update) For me it's just so much easier to use flysight data as you can just drag and drop it to software straight from the device. Also the battery lasts for super long
  3. skow

    Javelin Aurora

    How is the packing with the longer d-bag?
  4. skow

    Ares II or Viso II+

    In short, is AresII worth 100 bucks more, and if so why?
  5. skow

    Beginner wingsuit recommendations?

    Second the thing about the bridle - it's nice but for small suit not crucial. Open corners, (semi) stowless bag, Snatch PC - also nice to have but definitely not a must for a beginner. For starters - do the FFC course and focus on good body position and good pitch - they have much more impact on openings than the gear. After you get some jumps under your belt you can gradually do the gear changes I have couple hundred jumps on the Hornet and maybe a couple of hard openings - you should be just fine with it as well. Swift, Phantom - whichever you choose will be just fine. Swift will be a bit more powerful with more range but still easy to fly.
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    Ever been unable to find PC?

    if not for AAD, human kind would evolve into so smart species....
  7. What other manufacturer's canopy can Echo be compared to? It is more like a Sabre or Crossfire or Katana?
  8. skow

    ATC vs Freak 3?

    Maybe during next weekend I could do a comparison based on flysight data between Swift3 and Freak2. Those are same generation suits and build for and flown by the same person so could give some answers.vBut I don't own an ATC.
  9. skow

    ATC vs Freak 3?

    Statistically we all have one boob and one testicle I may be wrong, but I have a feeling that people tend to fly bigger suits so there may not be enough data about smaller ones.
  10. I would rather contact container manufacturer, as they know better about the proper fit. However if it fits and is not too loose - there should be no problem
  11. There used to be a lot of problems with material that PF used on their wingsuits. The "colour" layer was peeling leaving a thin fabric that air was passing through. However PF seems to be now using different materials on newer suits which is of much better quality. Seems that the lead times have also become shorter. So a little competition is good for everyone - especially the customers.
  12. Not to disrespect the other brands, but no other WS manufacturer comes even remotely close.
  13. skow

    Strix vs Freak 2 vs ATC

    Yep, this table is not very precise. Bars with 200 numbers start in different place than the Advanced category
  14. skow

    Squirrel swift 3 versus funk 1

    I would definitely go for Swift. This suit will keep you busy for hundreds of jumps. You should feel already quite a difference between the Indy and the S3. Also everything (transitions, barrel rolls, back flying, flocking) will be significantly easier on S3 than on the Funk which will allow you to progress much faster. Swift 3 came out last year so the new version will come at earliest in 2020. However the difference shouldn't be too big (S3 is already an awesome suit. Also technically speaking more "advanced" than Funk1 in that sense that it came out few years later)
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    ATC vs Freak 3?

    If nothing has recently changed, then you need to fly all the disciplines in the same suit during performance competitions. That is why people fly speed in big suits (because gain in distance and time is worth "losing" a bit in speed). However if we talk physics, wingsuits work pretty much in the same way as canopies - the bigger the size the bigger the drag. Easy to check - trying to fly in WS and catch up somebody with no suit in head down.